Tuesday, March 5, 20199:00am – 5:00pm
Morning will cover:
Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention
This section defines the content and scope of substance use disorder prevention, and explores its foundational concepts. A historical overview is provided to explain how past strategies have progressed and how they continue to inform current prevention practices. The importance of SUD prevention is highlighted, including its health and legal implications on individuals and communities. Finally, the section concludes with a discussion about the future of SUD prevention.
Afternoon will cover:
Prevention Theories and Frameworks
Substance use disorder prevention is founded on proven theories and frameworks to inform its methodologies, strategies, and innovations. This section discusses behavioral change theories, explains how behavioral change theories inform SUD prevention, and reviews those foundational SUD prevention theories and frameworks that promote effective prevention efforts. In addition, this session identifies key prevention strategies that can be implemented across various systems, including behavioral health, public health, and mental health.